Tag: Universal Studios wish

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Wish granted for Illinois boy awaiting kidney transplant

February 18th, 2015

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (Feb. 18, 2015): For 5-year-old Colton Egan of Rock Falls, IL, traveling with a dialysis machine has become part of life. But the most recent situation where it needed to be dragged along was one that delivered some of Colton’s happiest memories. Children’s charity Kids Wish Network granted Colton’s wish for a […]

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Claudia and SpongeBob

Magical Wish Trip for a Miraculous Wish Kid

December 16th, 2014

“Claudia was so excited to meet Mr. SquarePants” Wish Kid Claudia’s medical journey is nothing but miraculous. At just 4 months old, Claudia fell into cardiac arrest and was diagnosed with severe dilated cardiomyopathy. With just days to live, a surgeon performed an experimental surgery that gave her enough time to await a heart transplant. […]

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Justin McCain

Justin’s Tyrannosaural Trip

April 8th, 2014

“This was a trip Justin will always remember” In early 2010, Justin’s infant baby brother was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. This news prompted the entire family to get tested, and Justin tested positive. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by the production of abnormal mucus that […]

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Kids Wish Network grants Universal Studios wish for North Carolina child

March 21st, 2014

ERWIN N.C.: For 13-year-old Bobby Potter, having fun is a major priority. The Erwin, N.C., teen tries to fit in his favorite hobbies of video games and WWE in between battling his life-threatening illness. Thanks to Kids Wish Network, a Florida-based children’s charity, Bobby was able to have five full days of fun when his […]

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The magic behind the movies: Bobby’s Wish to Universal Studios

December 5th, 2013

“Bobby wasn’t even scared for his first plane ride like we were; he’s really brave.” Meeting Bobby, you probably couldn’t guess this lively and energetic young teen suffers from a painful life-threatening condition. His body may not show it on the outside, but inside is a different story. Bobby suffers from neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), […]

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My Wish was Granted, I Visited Universal Studios!

June 27th, 2013

Will had a great time! In 2012, while playing football, Will was tackled and immediately began experiencing neck pain. X-rays showed an 8cm mass, the size of a baked potato, on the right side of his chest. Will was diagnosed with Ganglioblastoma, which is typically a benign slow growing tumor. However, in Will’s case the […]

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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.